Category:People from Johnson County, Arkansas
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1. Johnson County, Arkansas – Johnson County is a county located in the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,540, Johnson County is Arkansass 30th county, formed on November 16,1833, from a portion of Pope County and named for Benjamin Johnson, a Territorial Judge. It is a prohibition or dry county. The Ada Mills Bridge links the Arkansas River between Johnson and Logan counties and it is named for Ada Mills, a former Republican political activist who lobbied for the structure for forty years before its completion. The notorious bandit Bill Doolin, the founder of the Wild Bunch, was born in Johnson County in 1858 and shot to death on capture in Oklahoma in 1896. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 683 square miles. The population density was 34 people per square mile, there were 9,926 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 93. 69% White,1. 37% Black or African American,0. 62% Native American,0. 25% Asian,0. 01% Pacific Islander,2. 62% from other races, and 1. 43% from two or more races. 6. 70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,24. 60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was out with 25. 20% under the age of 18,9. 70% from 18 to 24,27. 60% from 25 to 44,22. 70% from 45 to 64. The median age was 36 years, for every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males, the median income for a household in the county was $27,910, and the median income for a family was $33,630. Males had an income of $25,779 versus $19,924 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,097, about 12. 90% of families and 16. 40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19. 60% of those under age 18 and 15. 30% of those age 65 or over. Clarksville Coal Hill Hartman Knoxville Lamar Gillian Settlement Hickeytown Pittsburg Oark Ozone Hunt Harmony Hagarville Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county, each township includes unincorporated areas, some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times, however, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships. Townships are also of value for purposes in terms of genealogical research
2. Lee Cazort – William Lee Cazort, Sr. was the second and fourth Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas. Originally from Johnson County in northwestern Arkansas, Cazort served from 1929 to 1931 under Governor Harvey Parnell, on three occasions, however, Cazort failed in bids for the pivotal Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He lost in 1924 to Tom Jefferson Terral, when the Ku Klux Klan was the state issue. Cazort and rival Terral carried Klan support, in 1930, as the sitting lieutenant governor, and with the KKK no longer an issue, Cazort challenged Governor Parnell. He questioned Parnells spending and cronyism in the highway department. Prior to the primary, Cazort withdrew to support Brooks Hays, Parnell was also Cazorts predecessor as lieutenant governor. Cazort was again elected lieutenant governor in 1932 and 1934, when he drew no opposition, in 1935, the president pro tempore of the state senate under Cazorts tenure was William F. Norrell, later a U. S. representative. In 1936, Cazort once more ran for governor but again withdrew from the race when Carl Edward Bailey gained the advantage. One of eight children, Cazort was born in Johnson County near Cabin Creek, now Lamar, the son of John Robert Cazort and the former Belle Gardner. His father held interests in land, lumber, cotton, livestock, Cazort attended the public school in Lamar but graduated from high school in Fort Smith, the seat of Sebastian County and traditionally the second-largest city in the state. From 1903 to 1904, Cazort attended Hendrix College in Conway, in 1907, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In 1910, he received his degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington. He practiced law in Fort Smith and maintained orchards on Big Danger Mountain in Johnson County, prior to his tenure as lieutenant governor, Cazort served in both the Arkansas House of Representatives from Johnson County and the Arkansas Senate from Johnson and Pope counties. While in the House, he introduced what became the Tick Eradication Act, from 1917 to 1919, Cazort was Speaker of the Arkansas House. At twenty-nine, he was in 1917 the youngest ever Arkansas House Speaker, at thirty-three in 1921, after his service as state senator ended in 1922, Cazort returned to his law practice in Little Rock. Much of his practice centered on representing veterans of World War I with insurance claims. After he left the lieutenant governorship for the time, he was from 1937 to 1962 a bankruptcy referee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Cazort died in a Little Rock hospital in 1969 and is interred there at Oakland Cemetery, in 1916, Cazort married the former Rachel Cline of Newton County
3. Bill Doolin – Doolin was born in 1858 in Johnson County in north western Arkansas to Michael Doolin and the former Artemina Beller. Doolin left home in 1881 to become a cowboy in Indian Territory, having been employed by cattleman Oscar Halsell, Doolins first encounter with the law came on July 4,1891, in Coffeyville in southeastern Kansas. Doolin and some friends were drunk in public, and lawmen attempted to confiscate their alcohol, a shootout ensued, and two of the lawmen were wounded. Doolin escaped capture by fleeing from Coffeyville, shortly thereafter, Doolin became a member of the Dalton Gang. On October 5,1892, the Dalton Gang made its fateful attempt to rob two banks simultaneously, in Coffeyville, Kansas, historians have since indicated that there was a sixth gang member in an alley holding the horses, who escaped. Who this sixth man was remains unknown to this day, emmett Dalton never disclosed his identity, but speculation continues that it may well have been Bill Doolin. In 1892, Doolin formed his own gang, the Wild Bunch, on November 1,1892, the gang robbed a bank in Spearville, Kansas. After the robbery, the gang fled with gang member Oliver Yantis to Oklahoma Territory, less than one month later, the gang was tracked to that location. In a shootout Yantis was killed, but the rest of the gang escaped, two teenaged girls known as Little Britches and Cattle Annie also followed the gang and warned the men whenever law-enforcement officers were in pursuit. Sources indicate that it was Doolin who gave the young bandit Jennie Stevens her nickname of Little Britches, following that robbery, the gang embarked on a spree of successful bank and train robberies. In March 1893, Doolin married Edith Ellsworth in Ingalls, Oklahoma, shortly thereafter, Doolin and his gang robbed a train near Cimarron, Kansas, during which a shootout with lawmen resulted in Doolin being shot and seriously wounded in the foot. On September 1,1893, fourteen deputy U. S. marshals entered Ingalls, Oklahoma, to apprehend the gang, Doolin shot and killed Deputy Marshal Richard Speed during that shootout. The Wild Bunch was the most powerful group in the Old West for a time. However, because of the pursuit of the Three Guardsmen many of the gang had been either captured or killed by the end of 1894. In late 1894, gang member Bill Dalton was killed by U. S. marshals, rewards were offered for their capture or death, the lure of which often turned friends into foes to collect the money. On May 1,1895, gang members Charlie Pierce and George Bittercreek Newcomb were shot, the bounty hunter team that killed Pierce and Newcomb were the older brothers of George Newcombs teenage girlfriend, Rose Dunn. It was alleged that she had betrayed Newcomb, but it is likely that her brothers simply trailed her to the outlaws hideout. Doolin fled to New Mexico Territory, where he hid with outlaw Richard Little Dick West during the summer of 1895, in early 1896, Doolin was captured in a bathhouse by Bill Tilghman
4. Boss Schmidt – Charles Boss Schmidt was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played six seasons with the Detroit Tigers. Schmidt was born in Coal Hill, Arkansas and began his playing career in the Missouri Valley League in 1902. Joining the Tigers in 1906, Schmidt shared playing time with two catchers on the teams roster, John Warner and Fred Payne, in baseballs first season-long platoon arrangement. The following season, he became the starting catcher as the Tigers won three consecutive American League pennants from 1907 to 1909. Schmidt had 6 hits and 5 RBIs in three World Series from 1907 to 1909 and he also holds the dubious distinction of having committed five errors and allowed 16 stolen bases during the 1908 World Series—both records which still stand today. Schmidt also made the last out in consecutive World Series in 1907-08, both World Series were won by the Chicago Cubs—the last World Series the Cubs won until 2016. Schmidt also let the 3rd strike with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth of Game 1 of the 1907 Series get away, allowing a run to score, after 12 innings the game was called on account of darkness and the game was ruled a tie. Also, in the 1907 World Series, Schmidt gave up a record 7 stolen bases in Game 3, Schmidts best season was 1908, in which he had career highs in hits, runs batted in, walks, and batting average. In 477 career games, Schmidt batted.243 with 360 hits and 3 home runs and he also served as a base umpire in three games in 1906-07, as active players were often used as substitute umpires. As a young man, Schmidt worked in the mines and developed a muscular. According to the Detroit Tigers information office, Schmidt beat Ty Cobb in several fights, in the second fight, Schmidt knocked Cobb unconscious but admired Cobbs resiliency while fighting and stayed to revive Cobb as he lay motionless on the Tiger dressing room floor. Despite their clashes, Schmidt and Cobb became close friends until Schmidts death in 1932, Schmidt also played a role in Cobbs March 1907 fist fight with an African American groundskeeper. When the groundskeeper tried to shake Cobbs hand, Cobb slapped him, the groundskeepers wife yelled at Cobb, and Cobb began to choke her. Schmidt intervened and stopped Cobb from hurting her further, Cobb and Schmidt then got into a fight and had to be separated by their teammates. Schmidt was a skilled brawler who reportedly even fought a match with the heavyweight champion. He felt that he was the best fighting baseball player in the league, aside from his prowess as a fighter, Schmidt was also known for other displays of his physical toughness. As a catcher, Schmidt never wore shinguards and he could force nails into the floor with his bare fists. He once visited a carnival with some of his teammates